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These popular fiction books are on order for Great River Regional Library. They have not been published yet, but you will be able to place requests for them in our catalog. Don’t see your favorite author? Try searching on Fantastic Fiction then search our catalog.  If we don’t yet have it on the catalog, Suggest a Title can be used up to 6 months before publication.


Karin Tanabe
Description: Being published July 20th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2021
Tess Gerritsen, Gary Braver
Description: Being published July 1st, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2021
Katie M. Kitamura
Description: Being published July 20th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2021
Beatriz Williams
Description: Being published June 1st, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2021
Brian Freeman
Description: Being published July 27th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2021
Mary Balogh
Description: Being published June 29th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2021
Karen Witemeyer
Description: Being published June 1st, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2021
Ace Atkins
Description: Being published July 13th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2021
Lisa Kleypas
Description: Being published July 27th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
David Rosenfelt
Description: Being published July 6th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
Jenn McKinlay
Description: Being published May 4th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
Rivers Solomon
Description: Being published May 4th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
Riley Sager
Description: Being published June 29th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
Daniel Silva
Description: Being published July 13th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
Nghi Vo
Description: Being published June 1st, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
Heather Graham
Description: Being published May 25th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
Brad Thor
Description: Being published June 22nd, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 11, 2021
Tracie Peterson
Description: Being published July 6th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 11, 2021
Maggie Shipstead
Description: Being published May 4th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 11, 2021
Uzma Jalaluddin
Description: Being published April 13th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 11, 2021
Leone Ross
Description: Being published April 20th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 11, 2021
Megan Miranda
Description: Being published July 13th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 11, 2021
Alex Michaelides
Description: Being published June 15th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 11, 2021
B. A. Paris
Description: Being published July 13th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 11, 2021
Linda Castillo
Description: Being published July 6th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 5, 2021
Karin Slaughter
Description: Being published July 27th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 5, 2021
Debbie Macomber
Description: Being published July 13th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 5, 2021
Danielle Steel
Description: Being published July 6th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 5, 2021
Shari Lapena
Description: Being published July 27th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 5, 2021
John Grisham
Description: Being published April 27th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 5, 2021
Paula McLain
Description: Being published April 13th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 5, 2021
Jasmine Guillory
Description: Being published July 13th, 2021.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 5, 2021
Subscribe to New Best Fun List: Forthcoming Fiction
A Woman Of Intelligence
Karin Tanabe
Black Ice : A Thriller
Brad Thor
Choose Me
Tess Gerritsen, Gary Braver
Forever My Own
Tracie Peterson
Intimacies
Katie M. Kitamura
Great Circle
Maggie Shipstead
Our Woman In Moscow
Beatriz Williams
Hana Khan Carries On
Uzma Jalaluddin
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Treachery
Brian Freeman
Popisho
Leone Ross
Someone To Cherish
Mary Balogh
Such A Quiet Place : A Novel
Megan Miranda
The Heart's Charge
Karen Witemeyer
The Maidens
Alex Michaelides
The Heathens
Ace Atkins
The Therapist
B. A. Paris
Devil In Disguise
Lisa Kleypas
Fallen
Linda Castillo
Dog Eat Dog
David Rosenfelt
False Witness
Karin Slaughter
For Batter Or Worse
Jenn McKinlay
It's Better This Way : A Novel
Debbie Macomber
Sorrowland
Rivers Solomon
Nine Lives
Danielle Steel
Survive The Night : A Novel
Riley Sager
Not A Happy Family
Shari Lapena
The Cellist
Daniel Silva
Sooley
John Grisham
The Chosen And The Beautiful
Nghi Vo
When The Stars Go Dark : A Novel
Paula McLain
The Unforgiven
Heather Graham
While We Were Dating
Jasmine Guillory

What Are Your Librarians Reading?

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We don't just work in libraries because we love books, but it's certainly a big plus!

Here's a sneak peek at what some of your librarians are reading this month.


Arkady Martine
Description: "During a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court, Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn't an accident--or that Mahit might be next to die. Now Mahit must discover who is behind the murder, rescue herself, and save her Station from Teixcalaan's unceasing expansion--all while navigating an alien culture that is all too seductive, engaging in intrigues of her own, and hiding a deadly technological secret--one that might spell the end of her Station and her way of life--or rescue it from annihilation"--From publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Kiki Thorpe, Jana Christy
Description: Baking-talent fairy Dulcie helps Mia make treats for a neighborhood bake sale but must return to Never Land before they are done, and Mia may not be able to finish without her help.
Call Number: J FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Minh Lê, Andie Tong, Sarah (Colorist) Stern, Ariana Maher
Description: When thirteen-year-old Tai Pham inherits his grandmother's jade ring, he soon finds out he has been inducted into a group of space cops knows as the Green Lanterns.
Call Number: J FIC Le
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Timothy Zahn, Marc Thompson
Description: Set five years after Return of the Jedi, this first installment in a trilogy depicts an attack on the Republic and an attempted kidnapping of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia at the hands of Grand Admiral Thrawn, ex-warlord of the empire, and his rogue Jedi knight.
Call Number: FIC Zah
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Charles Yu
Description: "Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as a protagonist even in his own life: He’s merely Generic Asian man. Sometimes he gets to be Background Oriental Making a Weird Face or even Disgraced Son, but he is always relegated to a prop. Yet every day he leaves his tiny room in a Chinatown SRO and enters the Golden Palace restaurant, where Black and White, a procedural cop show, is in perpetual production. He’s a bit player here, too, but he dreams of being Kung Fu Guy—the most respected role that anyone who looks like him can attain. At least that’s what he has been told, time and time again. Except by one person, his mother. Who says to him: Be more. Playful but heartfelt, a send-up of Hollywood tropes and Asian stereotypes, Interior Chinatown is Charles Yu’s most moving, daring, and masterly novel yet" --Amazon.
Call Number: LP FIC Yu
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Victoria Turk
Description: In this irreverent journey through the murky world of digital etiquette, Victoria Turk provides a guide to minding our manners in a brave new online world, and making peace with the platforms, apps, and devices we all love to hate. The digital revolution has put us all within a few clicks, taps and swipes of each other. But familiarity can breed contempt, and while we're more likely than ever to fall in love online, we're also more likely to fall headfirst into a raging fight with a stranger or into an unhealthy obsession with the phones in our pockets. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 395.5 Tur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Tawna Fenske
Description: Vineyard manager Reese Clark is determined to bring her family's Oregon winery into the big leagues, and she knows building a new tasting room and event pavilion is her ticket there. Having her ex-husband's best friend - and her secret college crush - turn up to head the construction project, however, doesn't pair well with her plans. Between her nauseating lovebird parents; her motorcycle-riding, pot-growing grandfather; and her pet alpaca, fond of head-butting groins, Reese has more than enough chaotic characters in her life. Back in college, Clay Henderson was more likely to be sprawled over a bar than building one. But even if the new clean-living Clay has matured as deliciously as an oak-aged chardonnay, he's still off-limits. As Reese's well-laid plans for the winery crumble like bad cork, Clay, the newly sober gentleman, is sweet enough to rescue Reese from a wardrobe malfunction and still spicy enough to play "I Never" with her. Can he overcome his bad-boy reputation to offer her a love too heady to ignore?
Call Number: FIC Fen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Rough Guides (Firm)
Description: Rough Guides' bestselling inspirational coffee-table book draws upon the insider knowledge of in-the-know writers to share the 1000 ultimate travel experiences across the globe. Make the Most of your Time on Earth is a handpicked curation of personal recommendations, from retracing Odysseus's footsteps on Mljet and hippo-spotting in the Bijagós Islands, to wild camping on the Arabian Peninsula and defying gravity at China's Hanging Temple. It might even be something as simple as walking among Hockney's landscapes on the Yorkshire Wolds Way, or eating among locals in the perfect setting: the definitive gelato in Rome or a mopane worm in Zimbabwe. Every one is special, and authentic, and - above all - inspiring. This fourth edition has been fully revised, with a brand-new design and a collection of high-quality colour photographs spanning beautiful national parks, captivating wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Entries are divided into regions, so you can dip in and out of the different parts of the world you're interested in, whether that's a remote island in the Philippines, a stunning Swedish archipelago or an off-the-beaten-track pocket of Saskatchewan. Lively and engaging text captures the essence of the experience, while essential "Need to Know" sections at the end of each chapter make it easy for you to plan your trip.
Call Number: 910.2 Mak 2019
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke, Allen Williams, Guillermo del Toro
Description: This spellbinding tale takes readers to a sinister, magical, and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels, and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.
Call Number: YA FIC Tor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Susanna Clarke
Description: "Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house. There is one other person in the house-- a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Chris Riddell
Description: Curated by artist and writer Chris Riddell, Poems to Live Your Life By is an illustrated collection of the best poems for readers young and old to carry with them as they grow. The book includes works from both famous and lesser-known poets--from selections of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets to original poems by Neil Gaiman to lyrics to an indie rock song by Phoebe Bridgers. It is also divided into different thematic sections. It is the kind of book that readers can return to again and again at different moments in their life.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 808.81 Poe
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Tim Marshall
Description: All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to understand world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements - but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture. To understand Putin's actions, for example, it is essential to consider that, to be a world power, Russia must have a navy. And if its ports freeze for six months each year then it must have access to a warm water port - hence, the annexation of Crimea was the only option for Putin. To understand the Middle East, it is crucial to know that geography is the reason why countries have logically been shaped as they are - and this is why invented countries (e.g. Syria, Iraq, Libya) will not survive as nation states. Spread over ten chapters (covering Russia; China; the USA; Latin America; the Middle East; Africa; India and Pakistan; Europe; Japan and Korea; and Greenland and the Arctic), using maps, essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely traveled author, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential guide to one of the major determining factors in world history.
Call Number: 320.12 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Allie Brosh
Description: Solutions and Other Problems includes humorous stories from Allie Brosh's childhood; the adventures of her very bad animals; merciless dissection of her own character flaws; incisive essays on grief, loneliness, and powerlessness; as well as reflections on the absurdity of modern life.
Call Number: 817 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Samantha Shannon
Description: In the mid-21st century major world cities are controlled by a formidable security force and clairvoyant underworld cell member Paige commits acts of psychic treason before being captured by an otherworldly race that would make her a part of their supernatural army.
Call Number: FIC Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
John D. (John Dann) MacDonald
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Noelle/ Stevenson Stevenson
Call Number: Pub Date 070621 (oo)
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
David Wallace-Wells
Description: In his travelogue of our near future, David Wallace-Wells brings into stark relief the climate troubles that await--food shortages, refugee emergencies, and other crises that will reshape the globe. But the world will be remade by warming in more profound ways as well, transforming our politics, our culture, our relationship to technology, and our sense of history. It will be all-encompassing, shaping and distorting nearly every aspect of human life as it is lived today. This is both a meditation on the devastation we have brought upon ourselves and an impassioned call to action. For just as the world was brought to the brink of catastrophe within the span of a lifetime, the responsibility to avoid it now belongs to a single generation.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 304.28 Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Lisa Kleypas
Description: Reckless and wild, beautiful Lily Lawson delights in shocking proper London society--and will break any rule to flaunt her independence. Now she is determined to rescue her hapless sister from an undesired marriage to the arrogant Lord Alex. She finally succeeds, but Lord Alex resolves to make her pay--with her body, soul, and stubborn heart.
Call Number: FIC Kle
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Adam Silvera, Michael (Michael Lockwood) Crouch, Robbie Daymond, Bahni Turpin
Description: On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they're both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There's an app for that. It's called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure, to live a lifetime in a single day.
Call Number: YA FIC Sil
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
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A Memory Called Empire
Arkady Martine
FIC Mar
Poems To Live Your Life By
Chris Riddell
YA 808.81 Poe
A Pinch Of Magic
Kiki Thorpe, Jana Christy
J FIC Tho
Prisoners Of Geography : Ten Maps That Explain Everything About The World
Tim Marshall
320.12 Mar
Green Lantern : Legacy
Minh Lê, Andie Tong, Sarah (Colorist) Stern, Ariana Maher
J FIC Le
Solutions And Other Problems
Allie Brosh
817 Bro
Heir To The Empire [Audiobook]
Timothy Zahn, Marc Thompson
FIC Zah
The Bone Season
Samantha Shannon
FIC Sha
Interior Chinatown [Large Print]
Charles Yu
LP FIC Yu
The Deep Blue Good-by : A Travis Mcgee Novel
John D. (John Dann) MacDonald
FIC Mac
Kill Reply All : A Modern Guide To Online Etiquette, From Social Media To Work To Love
Victoria Turk
395.5 Tur
The Fire Never Goes Out : A Memoir In Pictures
Noelle/ Stevenson Stevenson
Pub Date 070621 (oo)
Let It Breathe
Tawna Fenske
FIC Fen
The Uninhabitable Earth : Life After Warming
David Wallace-Wells
304.28 Wal
Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth : The Rough Guide To The World.
Rough Guides (Firm)
910.2 Mak 2019
Then Came You
Lisa Kleypas
FIC Kle
Pan's Labyrinth : The Labyrinth Of The Faun
Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke, Allen Williams, Guillermo del Toro
YA FIC Tor
They Both Die At The End [Audiobook]
Adam Silvera, Michael (Michael Lockwood) Crouch, Robbie Daymond, Bahni Turpin
YA FIC Sil
Piranesi
Susanna Clarke
FIC Cla

Bestsellers - Fiction

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Bestselling Fiction from a variety of sources including the New York Times.


Kristin Hannah
Description: "Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance. In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli-like so many of her neighbors-must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life. The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American Dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
J. D. Robb
Description: The scene in the West Village studio appears to be classic crime-of-passion: two wineglasses by the bed, music playing, and a young sculptor named Ariel Byrd with the back of her head bashed in. But when Dallas tracks down the wealthy Upper East Side woman who called 911, the details don’t add up. Gwen Huffman is wealthy, elegant, comforted by her handsome fiancé as she sheds tears over the trauma of finding the body—but why did it take an hour to report it? And why is she lying about little things? As Eve and her team look into Gwen, her past, and the people around her, they find that the lies are about more than murder. As with sculpture, they need to chip away at the layers of deception to find the shape within—and soon they’re getting the FBI involved in a case that involves a sinister, fanatical group and a stunning criminal conspiracy.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2021
Matt Haig
Description: Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better? In The Midnight Library Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.
Call Number: FIC Hai
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2021
Sarah Pearse
Description: "Half-hidden by forest and overshadowed by threatening peaks, Le Sommet has always been a sinister place. Once a sanatorium treating tuberculosis patients, it was abandoned years ago and had fallen into disrepair. Long plagued by troubling rumours, it has recently been renovated into a lavish hotel. And an imposing, isolated hotel, high up in the Swiss Alps, is the last place detective Elin Warner wants to be. But having received an invitation out of the blue to celebrate her estranged brother's recent engagement, she had no choice but to accept. Arriving in the midst of a threatening storm, Elin is immediately on edge. Though it's a stunning retreat, something about the hotel makes her nervous - as does her brother, Isaac. When Elin wakes the following the morning to discover Isaac's fiancée Laure has vanished without a trace, Elin's alarm grows. With the storm cutting off access to and from the hotel, the more the remaining guests start to panic. Yet no one has realized that another woman has gone missing. And she's the only one who could have warned them just how much danger they're all in . . "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pea
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Brit Bennett
Description: The lives of twin sisters who run away from a Southern black community at age 16 diverge as one returns and the other takes on a different racial identity but their fates intertwine.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 17, 2020
Victoria Schwab
Description: France, 1714. In a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever--and cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.
Call Number: FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2020
James Patterson, James O. Born
Description: "Weeks before NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is to marry his longtime love, Mary Catherine, an assassin announces his presence in the city with a string of grisly murders. Each victim is a young woman. And each has been killed in a manner as precise as it was gruesome. Tasked with working alongside the FBI, Bennett and his gung-ho new partner uncover multiple cold-case homicides across the country that fit the same distinctive pattern -- proving the perpetrator they seek is as experienced at ending lives as he is at evading detection. Bennett promises Mary Catherine that the case won't affect their upcoming wedding. But as Bennett prepares to make a lifetime commitment, the killer has a lethal vow of his own to fulfill" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
Delia Owens
Description: For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world--until the unthinkable happens.
Call Number: FIC Owe
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 17, 2018
Janet Skeslien Charles
Description: "Paris, 1939. Young, ambitious, and tempestuous, Odile Souchet has it all: Paul, her handsome police officer beau; Margaret, her best friend from England; her adored twin brother Remy; and a dream job at the American Library in Paris, working alongside the library's legendary director, Dorothy Reeder. But when World War II breaks out, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear - including her beloved library. After the invasion, as the Nazis declare a war on words and darkness falls over the City of Light, Odile and her fellow librarians join the Resistance with the best weapons they have: books. They risk their lives again and again to help their fellow Jewish readers. When the war finally ends, instead of freedom, Odile tastes the bitter sting of unspeakable betrayal. Montana, 1983. Odile's solitary existence in gossipy small-town Montana is unexpectedly interrupted by Lily, her neighbor, a lonely teenager longing for adventure. As Lily uncovers more about Odile's mysterious past, they find they share a love of language, the same longings, the same lethal jealousy. Odile helps Lily navigate the troubled waters of adolescence by always recommending just the right book at the right time, never suspecting that Lily will be the one to help her reckon with her own terrible secret. Based on the true story of the American Library in Paris, The Paris Library explores the geography of resentment, the consequences of terrible choices made, and how extraordinary heroism can be found in the quietest of places"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ske
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2021
Fredrik Backman, Neil (Neil Andrew) Smith
Description: Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can’t fix their own marriage. There’s a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can’t seem to agree on anything, from where they want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment’s only bathroom, and you’ve got the worst group of hostages in the world. Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them—the bank robber included—desperately crave some sort of rescue. As the authorities and the media surround the premises these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next.
Call Number: FIC Bac
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 21, 2020
John Grisham
Description: "Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line. In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many readers know and cherish" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2020
Nicholas Sparks
Description: Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, North Carolina. But when a mortar blast outside the hospital where he worked as an orthopedic surgeon sent him home from Afghanistan with devastating injuries, the dilapidated cabin he'd inherited from his grandfather seemed as good a place to regroup as any. Tending to his grandfather's beloved bee hives while preparing for a second stint in medical school, Trevor isn't prepared to fall in love with a local . . . yet, from their very first encounter, Trevor feels a connection with deputy sheriff Natalie Masterson that he can't ignore. But even as she seems to reciprocate his feelings, she remains frustratingly distant, making Trevor wonder what she's hiding. Further complicating his stay in New Bern is the presence of a sullen teenage girl, Callie, who lives in the trailer park down the road. Claiming to be 17, she works at the local sundries store and keeps to herself. Discovering that she was once befriended by his grandfather, Trevor hopes Callie can shed light on the mysterious circumstances of his grandfather's death, but she offers few clues -- until a crisis triggers a race that will uncover the true nature of Callie's past, one more intertwined with the elderly man's passing than Trevor could have ever anticipated. In his quest to unravel Natalie and Callie's secrets, Trevor will learn the true meaning of love and forgiveness . . . and that in life, to move forward, we must often return to the place where it all began.
Call Number: FIC Spa
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2020
Ernest Cline
Description: Days after winning control of OASIS, the immersive virtual reality environment in which most of humanity chooses to live, Wade Watts discovers a world-changing technological advancement and draws the attention of a merciless new rival -- adapted from dust jacket.
Call Number: FIC Cli
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 7, 2020
Lucy (Novelist) Foley
Description: On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride: smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. It's a wedding for a magazine, or for a celebrity: the designer dress, the remote location, the luxe party favors, the boutique whiskey. The cell phone service may be spotty and the waves may be rough, but every detail has been expertly planned and will be expertly executed. But perfection is for plans, and people are all too human. As the champagne is popped and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. The groomsmen begin the drinking game from their school days. The bridesmaid not-so-accidentally ruins her dress. The bride's oldest (male) friend gives an uncomfortably caring toast. And then someone turns up dead. Who didn't wish the happy couple well? And perhaps more important, why?
Call Number: FIC Fol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 11, 2021
Danielle Steel
Description: Meredith White was one of Hollywood's most recognizable faces. But a personal tragedy cut her acting career short and alienated her from her family. For the last fifteen years, Meredith has been living alone in San Francisco with two trusted caretakers. Then, on a muggy late summer day, a massive earthquake strikes Northern California, plunging the Bay Area into chaos. Without a moment's hesitation, Meredith invites her stunned and shaken neighbors into her mostly undamaged home as the recovery begins.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 19, 2021
Jeanine Cummins
Description: "Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. Even though she knows they'll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with four books he would like to buy--two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia's husband's tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same. Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride La Bestia--trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier's reach doesn't extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cum
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
Lisa Gardner
Description: Recovering alcoholic Frankie Elkin has devoted her life to searching for lost and forgotten missing persons. Frankie faces resistance from the police and the victim's family in the case of missing Haitian teen, Angelique Badeau.
Call Number: FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2021
James Patterson
Description: Until Kay Willingham's shocking murder inside a luxury limousine, the Georgetown socialite, philanthropist, and ex-wife of the sitting vice-president led a public life. Yet few, including her onetime psychologist, had any inkling of Kay's troubled past in the Deep South. Murdered alongside her is Randall Christopher, a respected educator whose political ambitions may have endangered both their lives. While John Sampson of DC Metro Police tracks Randall's final movements, Alex Cross and FBI Special Agent Ned Mahoney travel to Alabama to investigate Kay's early years. They discover that although Kay had many enemies, all of them needed her alive. Alex is left without a viable suspect, even as he faces a desperate choice between breaking a trust and losing his way, as a detective, and as the protector of his family.
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 7, 2020
Abigail Dean
Description: Lex Gracie doesn’t want to think about her family. She doesn’t want to think about growing up in her parents’ House of Horrors. And she doesn’t want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped. When her mother dies in prison and leaves Lex and her siblings the family home, she can’t run from her past any longer. Together with her sister, Evie, Lex intends to turn the House of Horrors into a force for good. But first she must come to terms with her six siblings – and with the childhood they shared.
Call Number: FIC Dea
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Maggie O'Farrell
Description: A short, piercing, deeply moving novel about the death of Shakespeare's 11 year old son Hamnet--a name interchangeable with Hamlet in 15th century Britain--and the years leading up to the production of his great play. England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman--a wild creature who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when his beloved young son succumbs to bubonic plague. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest masterpieces of all time.
Call Number: FIC OFa
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2021
Charles Soule
Description: Long before the First Order, before the Empire, before even The Phantom Menace . . . Jedi lit the way for the galaxy in The High Republic. It is a golden age. Intrepid hyperspace scouts expand the reach of the Republic to the furthest stars, worlds flourish under the benevolent leadership of the Senate, and peace reigns, enforced by the wisdom and strength of the renowned order of Force users known as the Jedi. With the Jedi at the height of their power, the free citizens of the galaxy are confident in their ability to weather any storm. But even the brightest light can cast a shadow, and some storms defy any preparation. When a shocking catastrophe in hyperspace tears a ship to pieces, the flurry of shrapnel emerging from the disaster threatens an entire system. No sooner does the call for help go out than the Jedi race to the scene. The scope of the emergence, however, is enough to push even Jedi to their limit. As the sky breaks open and destruction rains down upon the peaceful alliance they helped to build, the Jedi must trust in the Force to see them through a day in which a single mistake could cost billions of lives. Even as the Jedi battle valiantly against calamity, something truly deadly grows beyond the boundary of the Republic. The hyperspace disaster is far more sinister than the Jedi could ever suspect. A threat hides in the darkness, far from the light of the age, and harbors a secret that could strike fear into even a Jedi's heart.
Call Number: FIC Sou
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 19, 2021
Anna North
Description: The day of her wedding, 17 year old Ada's life looks good; she loves her husband, and she loves working as an apprentice to her mother, a respected midwife. But after a year of marriage and no pregnancy, in a town where barren women are routinely hanged as witches, her survival depends on leaving behind everything she knows. She joins up with the notorious Hole in the Wall Gang, a band of outlaws led by a preacher-turned-robber known to all as the Kid. Charismatic, grandiose, and mercurial, the Kid is determined to create a safe haven for outcast women. But to make this dream a reality, the Gang hatches a treacherous plan that may get them all killed. And Ada must decide whether she's willing to risk her life for the possibility of a new kind of future for them all. Featuring an irresistibly no-nonsense, courageous, and determined heroine, Outlawed dusts off the myth of the old West and reignites the glimmering promise of the frontier with an entirely new set of feminist stakes.
Call Number: FIC Nor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 19, 2021
Lauren Fox
Description: "Annelise is a dreamer: imagining her future while working at her parents' popular bakery in Feldenheim, Germany, anticipating all the delicious possibilities yet to come. There are rumors that anti-Jewish sentiment is on the rise, but Annelise and her parents can't quite believe that it will affect them; they're hardly religious at all. But as Annelise falls in love, marries, and gives birth to her daughter, the dangers grow closer: a brick thrown through her window; a childhood friend who cuts ties with her; customers refusing to patronize the bakery. Luckily Annelise and her husband are given the chance to leave for America, but they must go without her parents, whose future and safety are uncertain. Two generations later, in a small Midwestern city, Annelise's granddaughter, Clare, is a young woman newly in love. But when she stumbles upon a trove of her grandmother's letters from Germany, she sees the history of her family's sacrifices in a new light, and suddenly she's faced with an impossible choice: the past, or her future. A novel of dazzling emotional richness that is based on letters from Lauren Fox's own family, Send for Me is a major departure for this acclaimed author, an epic and intimate exploration of mothers and daughters, duty and obligation, hope and forgiveness" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fox
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Jonathan Kellerman
Description: "LAPD homicide lieutenant Milo Sturgis is a master detective. He has a near-perfect solve rate and he's written his own rule book. Some of those successes--the toughest ones--have involved his best friend, the brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware. But Milo doesn't call Alex in unless cases are different. This murder warrants an immediate call. Milo's independence has been compromised as never before, as the department pressures him to cater to the demands of a mogul: a hard-to-fathom, megarich young woman who is obsessed with reopening the coldest of cases--the decades-old death of the mother she never knew. The facts describe a likely loser: a mysterious woman found with a bullet in her head in a torched Cadillac that has overturned on infamously treacherous Mulholland Drive. No physical evidence, no witnesses, no apparent motive. And a slew of detectives have already worked the case and failed. But as Delaware and Sturgis begin digging, the mist begins to lift. Too many coincidences. Facts turn out to be anything but. And as they soon discover, very real threats lurking in the present" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kel
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Ashley Audrain
Description: Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting, supportive mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had. But in the thick of motherhood's exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter--Violet rejects her mother, screams uncontrollably, and becomes a disturbing, disruptive presence at her preschool. Or is it all in Blythe's head? Her husband, Fox, says she's imagining things. What he sees is an overwhelmed wife who can't cope with the day-to-day grind. The more Fox dismisses her fears, the more Blythe begins to question her own sanity, and the more we begin to question what Blythe is telling us about her life as well. Then their son Sam is born--and with him, Blythe has the natural, blissful connection she'd always imagined with her child. Even Violet seems to love her little brother. But when life as they know it is changed in an instant, the devastating fall-out forces Blythe to face the truth.
Call Number: FIC Aud
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 19, 2021
Douglas J. Preston, Lincoln Child
Description: A sequel to "Old Bones" finds FBI agent Corrie Swanson and Santa Fe archaeologist Nora Kelly investigating the mummified corpse of a long-dead victim who died in agony while holding a mysterious sixteenth-century gold cross.
Call Number: FIC Pre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2021
Jane (Jane Elizabeth) Harper
Description: "Kieran Elliott's life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal community he once called home. Kieran's parents are struggling in a town where fortunes are forged by the sea. Between them all is his absent brother, Finn. When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge. A sunken wreck, a missing girl, and questions that have never washed away" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
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The Four Winds
Kristin Hannah
FIC Han
Neighbors : A Novel
Danielle Steel
FIC Ste
Faithless In Death
J. D. Robb
FIC Rob
American Dirt
Jeanine Cummins
FIC Cum
The Midnight Library
Matt Haig
FIC Hai
Before She Disappeared : A Novel
Lisa Gardner
FIC Gar
The Sanatorium : A Novel
Sarah Pearse
FIC Pea
Deadly Cross
James Patterson
FIC Pat
The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett
Girl A
Abigail Dean
FIC Dea
The Invisible Life Of Addie Larue
Victoria Schwab
FIC Sch
Hamnet : A Novel Of The Plague
Maggie O'Farrell
FIC OFa
The Russian
James Patterson, James O. Born
FIC Pat
Light Of The Jedi
Charles Soule
FIC Sou
Where The Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens
FIC Owe
Outlawed : A Novel
Anna North
FIC Nor
The Paris Library : A Novel
Janet Skeslien Charles
FIC Ske
Send For Me
Lauren Fox
FIC Fox
Anxious People : A Novel
Fredrik Backman, Neil (Neil Andrew) Smith
FIC Bac
Serpentine
Jonathan Kellerman
FIC Kel
A Time For Mercy
John Grisham
FIC Gri
The Push : A Novel
Ashley Audrain
FIC Aud
The Return
Nicholas Sparks
FIC Spa
The Scorpion's Tail
Douglas J. Preston, Lincoln Child
FIC Pre
Ready Player Two : A Novel
Ernest Cline
FIC Cli
The Survivors
Jane (Jane Elizabeth) Harper
FIC Har
The Guest List : A Novel
Lucy (Novelist) Foley
FIC Fol

Coming Soon! Books To Movies

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Agatha Christie
Description: Aboard a Nile steamer, Hercule Poirot meets Linnet Doyle, a woman who appears to have everything: youth, beauty, wealth, and a loving husband. But the husband was stolen from her friend Jacqueline de Bellefort, who has been haunting the newlyweds path, showing up to wreak havoc in their plans. They have secretly booked passage on the steamer to escape, but still, tragedy strikes: Linnet is shot through the head. As the complications multiply, Poirot and his little grey cells are faced with nothing but airtight alibis. The movie version starring Kenneth Branagh will be out December 18th, 2020. (Updated 9-29-20)
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 25, 2018
Frank Herbert
Description: A new movie version will be out December 18th, 2020. Set to star in it are Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and Dave Bautista.
Call Number: FIC Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 16, 2019
Larry Watson
Description: Years after losing her son in a horse riding accident, Margaret Blackledge seeks to retrieve her grandson from the daughter-in-law who ran off with another man but finds her efforts challenged by her reluctant husband and the boy's stepfamily. The film version is expected November 2020 and will star Kevin Costner and Diane Lane. (Updated 7-10-20).
Call Number: FIC Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 11, 2019
Paulette Jiles
Description: The film is expected in theaters on December 25th, 2020 and will star Tom Hanks, Neil Sandilands, and Michelle Campbell.
Call Number: FIC Jil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 16, 2020
Patrick Ness
Description: The film version is titled "Chaos Walking." The movie stars Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley and is scheduled for release sometime in 2021 (updated 5-29-20).
Call Number: YA FIC Nes
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2018
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
Description: A new film adaptation is expected in theaters on October 9th, 2020 in Spain; not sure about a US release date. Stars in the movie include Octavia Spencer, Anne Hathaway, and Stanley Tucci. (Updated 6-26)
Call Number: J FIC Dah
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 16, 2020
A. J. Finn
Description: The movie stars Amy Adams and Gary Oldman. The film does not currently have an updated release date. (updated 5-29-20).
Call Number: FIC Fin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2019
Matthew Logelin
Description: The film is called "Fatherhood" and is expected April 2021. The movie will star Paul Alexander Desire and Rodney Alexandre. (Updated 5-29-2020)
Call Number: 155.937 Log
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
Tom Clancy
Description: The film version is expected February 2021. The movie will star Michael B. Jordan and Cam Gigandet. (Updated 7-10-20).
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
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Death On The Nile
Agatha Christie
FIC Chr
The Witches
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
J FIC Dah
Dune
Frank Herbert
FIC Her
The Woman In The Window
A. J. Finn
FIC Fin
Let Him Go : A Novel
Larry Watson
FIC Wat
Two Kisses For Maddy : A Memoir Of Loss & Love
Matthew Logelin
155.937 Log
News Of The World : A Novel
Paulette Jiles
FIC Jil
Without Remorse
Tom Clancy
FIC Cla
The Knife Of Never Letting Go
Patrick Ness
YA FIC Nes

Bestsellers - Nonfiction

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Bestselling Nonfiction from a variety of sources including the New York Times.


James Patterson, Matt Eversmann, Chris Mooney
Description: Shares firsthand wartime accounts describing the courageous battlefield sacrifices of men and women from every branch and operational specialty of the U.S. military, from the Vietnam War through the present.
Call Number: 355.0092 Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2021
Cicely Tyson, Michelle Burford, Viola Davis
Description: Tyson has been blessed to grace the stage and screen for six decades. She has been the church girl who once rarely spoke a word; the teenager who sought solace in the verses of the old hymn for which this book is named. A daughter and mother, a sister, and a friend, she is also an observer of human nature and the dreamer of audacious dreams. Here, in her ninth decade, Tyson is a woman who has something meaningful to say. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: B Tys
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
Barack Obama
Description: In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency--a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.
Call Number: B Oba
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Adam M. Grant
Description: Adam Grant examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your beliefs and to know what you don't know, which can position you for success at work and happiness at home. Our ways of thinking become habits that we don't bother to question, and mental laziness leads us to prefer the ease of old routines to the difficulty of new ones. We fail to update the beliefs we formed in the past for the challenges we face in the present. But in a rapidly changing world, we need to spend as much time rethinking as we do thinking. This book is about the benefit of doubt, and about how we can get better at embracing the unknown and the joy of being wrong. Evidence has shown that creative geniuses are not attached to one identity but constantly willing to rethink their stances, that leaders who admit they don't know something and seek critical feedback lead more productive and innovative teams, and that our greatest presidents have been open to updating their views. As a mindset and a skillset, rethinking can be taught, and Grant explains how to develop the necessary qualities.It's intellectual humility that makes it possible for us to stop denying our weaknesses so that we can start improving ourselves.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 153.42 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Ibram X. Kendi, Keisha N. Blain
Description: A "choral history" of African Americans covering 400 years of history in the voices of 80 writers, edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain. Last year marked the four hundredth anniversary of the first African presence in the Americas--and also launched the Four Hundred Souls project, spearheaded by Kendi and Blain. They've gathered together eighty black writers from all disciplines--historians and artists, journalists and novelists--each of whom has contributed an entry about one five-year period to create a dynamic multivoiced single-volume history of black people in America.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 973.0496 Fou
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Matthew McConaughey
Description: Drawing on his journals and diaries from the last 40 years, this book presents a uniquely McConaughey approach to achieving success and satisfaction.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2020
Andy (Journalist) Ngo
Description: An account, including interviews with former members and people who have been attacked, of the history and tactics of the anti-fascist group Antifa.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Isabel Wilkerson
Description: The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power--which groups have it and which do not. Isabel Wilkerson gives us a portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through a deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior and the nation's fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people--including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball's Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others--she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. She points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity. This is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of America life today.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.5122 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2020
Glennon Doyle
Description: There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We hide our simmering discontent--even from ourselves. Four years ago, Glennon Doyle was speaking at a conference when a woman entered the room. Glennon looked at her and fell instantly in love. Glennon was finally hearing her own voice--the voice that had been silenced by decades of cultural conditioning, numbing addictions, and institutional allegiances. This was the voice of the girl Glennon had been before the world told her who to be. She decided to build a life of her own--one based on her individual desire, intuition, and imagination, reclaiming her true, untamed self. She offers here an examination of the restrictive expectations women are issued from birth; shows how hustling to meet those expectations leaves women feeling dissatisfied and lost; and reveals that when we quit abandoning ourselves and instead abandon the world's expectations of us, we become women who can finally look at our lives and recognize what we are to see.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.89 Doy
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2020
Suleika Jaouad
Description: Suleika Jaouad describes the harrowing years she spent in early adulthood fighting leukemia and how she learned to live again while forging connections with other survivors of profound illness and suffering.
Call Number: 616.994 Jao
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2021
Michelle Obama
Description: In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private. A deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations.
Call Number: B Oba
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 23, 2020
Ibram X. Kendi
Description: The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it -- and then dismantle it. Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America, pointing us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. He weaves ethics, history, law, and science together with a personal narrative of his own awakening to antiracism.
Call Number: 305.8 Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 19, 2021
Nicole Perlroth
Description: Filled with spies, hackers, arms dealers, and a few unsung heroes, written like a thriller and a reference, This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends is a feat of journalism. Based on years of reporting and hundreds of interviews, Nicole Perlroth lifts the curtain on a market in shadow, revealing the urgent threat faced by us all if we cannot bring the global cyber arms race to heel.
Call Number: 363.32 Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2021
James Nestor
Description: There is nothing more essential to our health and wellbeing than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong with our breathing and how to fix it. Modern research is showing us that changing the ways in which we breathe can jump-start athletic performance, halt snoring, rejuvenate internal organs, mute allergies and asthma, blunt autoimmune disease, and straighten scoliotic spines. Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. You will never breathe the same again.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 613.192 Nes
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 11, 2021
Priyanka Chopra
Description: The popular actress reveals her journey of self-discovery through her childhood in India, her teenage years in the United States, her success in beauty competitions, the challenges and triumphs of her acting career, and her marriage to Nick Jonas.
Call Number: B Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2021
George Saunders
Description: George Saunders guides the reader through seven classic Russian short stories he's been teaching for twenty years as a professor. Paired with stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, these essays are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it's more relevant than ever in these turbulent times. Saunders approaches each of these stories technically yet accessibly, and through them explains how narrative functions; why we stay immersed in a story and why we resist it; and the bedrock virtues a writer must foster. The process of writing is as much a craft as it is a quality of openness and a willingness to see the world through new eyes. This book ultimately shows how great fiction can change a person's life and become a benchmark of one's moral and ethical beliefs.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 891.708 Sau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2021
Tara Westover
Description: A memoir about a young girl who, raised by Mormon survivalists in the mountains of Idaho and forbidden to go to school, defies her family, educates herself, and earns degrees including a PhD from Cambridge University.
Call Number: 270.092 Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 19, 2021
Kurt Andersen
Description: Americans have disabled the government's ability to solve even basic problems, making us vulnerable to the most dangerous demagogue ever to pretend to the White House. Kurt Andersen shows how the masterminds of the economic right rode an unprecedented wave of nostalgia by dressing up their harsh new rich-get-richer system in patriotic old-time drag, making it their mission to take over the government for their purposes alone and convincing the country that the mid-century consensus about the function of the American government was all wrong. Andersen has the ability to see complex systems with clarity, making this book both intellectually formidable and completely entertaining. In his diagnosis of what happened and what it means for us today, Andersen spares no one, committing to a pinpointing of his own boomer generation as accessories to the great dismantling of the American experiment.
Call Number: 330.973 And
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2021
Abraham Loeb
Description: "Harvard's top astronomer lays out his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star"-- Provided by publisher.In late 2017 scientists at a Hawaiian observatory glimpsed an object soaring through our inner solar system, moving so quickly that it could only have come from another star. Loeb showed it was not an asteroid; it was moving too fast along a strange orbit, and left no trail of gas or debris in its wake. There was only one conceivable explanation: the object was a piece of advanced technology created by a distant alien civilization. Here he outlines his controversial theory and its profound implications: for science, for religion, and for the future of our species and our planet. -- adapted from jacket
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
Claudia Oshry
Description: "A tongue-in-cheek advice book from one of the most famous funemployed millennials in Manhattan and founder of the Instagram account Girl With No Job"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
Joan Didion, Hilton Als
Description: Twelve pieces never before collected that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of Joan Didion. Here are pieces written in 1968 from the "Points West" Saturday Evening Post column Joan Didion shared from 1964 to 1969 with her husband, John Gregory Dunne about: American newspapers; a session with Gamblers Anonymous; a visit to San Simeon; being rejected by Stanford; dropping in on Nancy Reagan, wife of the then-governor of California, while a TV crew filmed her at home; and an evening at the annual reunion of WWII veterans from the 101st Airborne Association at the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas. Here too is a 1976 piece from the New York Times magazine on "Why I Write"; a piece about short stories from New West in 1978; and from The New Yorker, a piece on Hemingway from 1998, and on Martha Stewart from 2000. Each one is classic Didion: incisive, bemused, and stunningly prescient.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 814 Did
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
Jedidiah Jenkins
Description: A meditation on the hidden, sometimes difficult topics we must consider to live an authentic life. We aren't born into a self. It is created without our consent, built on top of our circumstances, the off-handed comments we hear from others, and the moments that scared us most when we were young. But in the busyness of our daily life, we rarely get the chance to think clearly about the questions that matter most. Who am I? Where do I belong? How much of who I am and what I do boils down to avoiding the things that make me feel small? We tuck these questions into the corner of our minds, but they drive our behavior far more than we give them credit for, even after we become adults. Jedidiah Jenkins makes space to explore the seven topics we must think about in order to live a deeply considered life: ego, family, work, love, nature, death, and the soul. He considers the experiences that shape us into who we are, whether they're heart-pounding or ordinary. Jenkins leads readers on a wide-ranging conversation about finding fulfillment in the people and places around us, and discovering the courage to show our deepest selves to the world.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 153 Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Mark Harris
Description: Mike Nichols burst onto the scene as a wunderkind without parallel: while still in his 20's, he was half of a lucrative hit improv duo with Elaine May that was the talk of the country. Next he directed four hit Broadway plays, picking up the Best Director Tony for three of them, and by his mid-30's the first two films he directed were the highest-grossing movies of 1966 and 1967 and had won him an Oscar for Best Director. Born Igor Peschkowsky to a Jewish couple in Berlin in 1931, he and his younger brother were sent alone to America on a ship in 1939. Their father, who had gone ahead to find work, was waiting for them; their mother would follow. His name changed by his father to "Michael Nichols," the young boy caught very few breaks: his parents were now destitute, and his father died when Mike was just 11, leaving his mentally unstable mother alone and overwhelmed. Mark Harris gives an intimate and even-handed accounting of success and failure alike, even if the portrait is not always flattering.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Nic
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
James B. Comey
Description: James Comey, former FBI Director, uses his long career in federal law enforcement to explore issues of justice and fairness in the US justice system. Comey might best be known as the FBI director that Donald Trump fired in 2017, but he's had a long, varied career in the law and justice system. He knows better than most just what a force for good the US justice system can be, and how far afield it has strayed during the Trump Presidency. Comey uses anecdotes and lessons from his career to show how the federal justice system works. From prosecuting mobsters as an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York in the 1980s to grappling with the legalities of anti-terrorism work as the Deputy Attorney General in the early 2000s to his tumultuous stint as FBI director beginning in 2013, Comey shows just how essential it is to pursue the primacy of truth for federal law enforcement.
Call Number: 363.25 Com
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2021
Alex Trebek
Description: "Longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career"--Dust jacket.
Call Number: B Tre
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 23, 2020
Charles M. Blow
Description: As violence against Black people--both physical and psychological--seemed only to increase in recent years, culminating in the historic pandemic and protests of the summer of 2020, Charles Blow felt compelled to write this new story for Black Americans. He envisioned a succinct, counterintuitive, and impassioned corrective to the myths that have for too long governed our thinking about race and geography in America. Drawing on both political observations and personal experience as a Black son of the South, Charles set out to offer a call to action by which Black people can finally achieve equality, on their own terms.--adapted from book jacket.
Call Number: 323.1196 Blo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
Janice P. Nimura
Description: The biography of two pioneering sisters who, together, became America's first female doctors and transformed New York's medical establishment by creating a hospital by and for women. Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for greatness beyond the scope of "ordinary" womanhood. Though the world recoiled at the notion of a woman studying medicine, her intelligence and intensity won her the acceptance of the all-male medical establishment and in 1849 she became the first woman in America to receive a medical degree. Elizabeth's often forgotten sister, Emily, became the third woman in America to receive a medical degree. Exploring the sisters' allies, enemies and enduring partnership, Janice Nimura presents a story of both trial and triumph: Together the sisters' founded the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children, the first hospital staffed entirely by women. Both sisters were tenacious and visionary; they were also judgmental, uncompromising, and occasionally misogynistic. This work follows the sister doctors as they transform the nineteenth century medical establishment and, in turn, our contemporary one.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 610.92 Nim
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2021
Erik Larson
Description: Erik Larson delivers a fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. On Winston Churchill's first day as prime minister, Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold the country together and persuade President Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally--and willing to fight to the end. Larson shows how Churchill taught the British people "the art of being fearless." He provides a new lens on London's darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family: his wife, Clementine; their daughter, Mary, their son, Randolph, and his wife, Pamela; Pamela's illicit lover, and the cadre of close advisers who comprised Churchill's "Secret Circle." In the face of unrelenting horror, Churchill's eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 940.5421 Lar
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2020
Emmanuel Acho
Description: In Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, Acho takes on all the questions, large and small, insensitive and taboo, many white Americans are afraid to ask--yet which all Americans need the answers to, now more than ever. With the same open-hearted generosity that has made his video series a phenomenon, Acho explains the vital core of such fraught concepts as white privilege, cultural appropriation, and "reverse racism." In his own words, he provides a space of compassion and understanding in a discussion that can lack both. He asks only for the reader's curiosity--but along the way, he will galvanize all of us to join the antiracist fight.
Call Number: 305.8 Ach
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 11, 2021
Martha Teichner
Description: A memoir of love and loss, of being in the right place at the right time, and of the mysterious ways a beloved pet can bring people together. There's a special camaraderie among early-morning dog walkers. Gathering at dog runs in the park, or strolling through the farmer's market before the bustling crowd appears, fellow pet owners become familiar--as do the personalities of their beloved animals. In this special space and time, a chance encounter with an old acquaintance changed Martha Teichner's world. As fate would have it, her friend knew someone who was dying of cancer, from exposure to toxins after 9/11, and desperate to find a home for her dog, Harry. He was a Bull Terrier--the same breed as Martha's dear Minnie. Would Martha consider giving Harry a safe, loving new home? After Martha agrees to meet Harry and his owner Carol, what begins as a transaction involving a dog becomes a deep and meaningful friendship between two women with complicated lives and a love of Bull Terriers in common. Through the heartbreak and grief of Carol's illness, the bond that develops changed Martha's life, Carol's life, Minnie's life, Harry's life. As it changed Carol's death as well. Martha considers the ways our stories are shaped by the people we meet, and the profound love we can find by opening our hearts to unexpected encounters.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 636.7 Tei
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Katherine May
Description: An intimate, revelatory book exploring the ways we can care for and repair ourselves when life knocks us down. Sometimes you slip through the cracks: unforeseen circumstances can derail a life. These periods of dislocation can be lonely and unexpected. Wintering explores how she not only endured this painful time, but embraced the singular opportunities it offered. May offers instruction on the transformative power of rest and retreat. Ultimately Wintering invites us to change how we relate to our own fallow times. May models an active acceptance of sadness and finds nourishment in deep retreat, joy in the hushed beauty of winter, and encouragement in understanding life as cyclical, not linear.
Call Number: 155.93 May
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 11, 2021
Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Fumi Mini Nakamura
Description: Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil offers a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 590 Nez
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 21, 2020
Amber Ruffin, Lacey Lamar
Description: Amber Ruffin writes with her sister Lacey Lamar with humor and heart to share absurd anecdotes about everyday experiences of racism. Amber lives in New York, where she is no one's First Black Friend and everyone is, as she puts it, "stark raving normal." But Amber's sister Lacey is still living in their home state of Nebraska, and you'll never believe what happened to Lacey. Lacey is a lightning rod for hilariously ridiculous yet all-too-real anecdotes. She's the perfect mix of polite, beautiful, petite, and Black that apparently makes people think "I can say whatever I want to this woman." Amber and Lacey share these entertainingly horrifying stories through their laugh-out-loud sisterly banter. Painfully relatable or shockingly eye-opening, this book tackles modern-day racism with the perfect balance of levity and gravity.
Call Number: 305.896 Ruf
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2021
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